As you know, on Thursday I had a bit of a rant about the gas bill. Yesterday we had the electricity bill in the post. After the gas bill, I was a bit concerned about what this might add up to. Luckily it came in at £100 less than my estimate. This means we’ve almost covered the extra on the gas bill.
It’s been another hectic week. I feel as if I haven’t stood still and I am exhausted. On Thursday I knew I was starting to get one of my crashing headaches – it lasted most of Friday, and now I’m just tired, tired, tired. I really do need to make my life a lot simpler than it is right now.
There are huge piles of washing and ironing around the house. Any kind of cleaning is just a distant memory, and negotiating from one room to another involves clambering over, around and through piles of clutter. I read other blogs about de-cluttering and organisation with a mix of admiration and bewilderment. I’d love to be like these people, but where do I find the time? I’m up at 6.45, do between 8 and 8 1/2 hours a day, five days a week, in a demanding job, come home, cook for everyone, if I’m lucky find half an hour to practise on the violin, then collapse into a heap. Am I supposed to start cleaning at 9pm at night? Currently that is about the only time I have free.
At the weekends I’m constantly racing to catch up with what hasn’t been done in the week, catching up on shopping, and ferrying people to wherever they want to be. By Monday morning, I’m back at work usually completely exhausted from the weekend.
Right now I’m completely overwhelmed and not entirely sure where I go from here. The answer certainly isn’t to try and do more, because that is going to lead to further exhaustion. All I know is, I’ve got to find a way to make life simpler.
Is there a way of living a simpler life if you work full time? What do you think?
Until next time, Tawney x